Detroit News columnist and “Gil Thorp” author is one of 36 comic writers participating in “Bullying Is No Laughing Matter”

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Detroit News columnist and “Gil Thorp” author Neal Rubin is one of 36 comic writers participating in “Bullying Is No Laughing Matter,” a new anthology book that takes aim at America’s bullying problem.

The full-color book compiles special comic strips from many of the top strips in comics, including “Dick Tracy,” “Dennis the Menace,” “Beetle Bailey,” “Blondie” and “Gil Thorp,” all of which deal with the subject of bullying.

It also contains personal reflections from the authors and tips on how to stop bullying. In it, Rubin shares a personal tale of bullying and how one incident forced his brother to quit playing baseball as a child.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center partners with the National PTA, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association to provide schools, students and parents with information on responding to bullying behavior. “The End of Bullying Begins with Me!” is this year’s theme.

For every copy of “Bullying Is No Laughing Matter” sold, $1 will go to national PACER center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The book is available through Amazon.com, iTunes and Barnes and Noble.

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